“ Unfortunately, it is the law of football ”: Kylian Mbappe pays tribute to Thomas Tuchel after being ruthlessly sacked by Paris Saint-Germain … as former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino prepares to take charge of the French giants
- Thomas Tuchel signed with Kylian Mbappe permanently in the summer of 2018
- The German took the scoring statistics for the French star to new heights
- After a first rocky season, Tuchel led Paris Saint-Germain into a domestic hat-trick
- Paris Saint-Germain also reached the Champions League final – but lost to Bayern Munich
- Nevertheless, PSG’s uncharacteristically weak level in the league cost Tuchel his job
Kylian Mbappe spoke in glowing terms about Thomas Tuchel after the German was sacked by Paris Saint-Germain the day after he led the 4-0 win over Strasbourg in the Ligue 1 League.
The 22-year-old scored the second of those four goals to lead Paris Saint-Germain to victory, but his inconsistent form in the league means he is ranked third, one point ahead of Lyon and Lille on Christmas Day.
They tied 0-0 on Sunday night, after losing 1-0 to Lyon under Rudi Garcia earlier this month.
Thomas Tuchel signed with Kylian Mbappe permanently in the summer of 2018 from Monaco
Tochel’s luck ran out despite Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 victory over Strasbourg on December 23
Former Paris Saint-Germain player Mauricio Pochettino is the favorite to take the hot seat
However, Paris Saint-Germain showed good enough form to advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League, finishing first in the group that included RB Leipzig and Manchester United. They will face Barcelona in the Round of 16.
However, this European promise was not enough to convince club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who dumped the German national team on Christmas Eve with former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino, the favorite to take over the position after he had been unemployed since last November.
Mbappe said in a post on Instagram: “ It is unfortunately the law of football. Nobody will forget your time here. You have written a great part of the club’s history and I say: ‘Thank you Coach.’
Tuchel replaced Unai Emery at Paris Saint-Germain in May 2018, with the Spaniard moving to Arsenal for a fraught 18 months.
Mbappe signed permanently for the club in July of that year after having been on loan the previous season from Monaco.
After his World Cup victory, which saw Mbappe score in the final match, he rose to new heights under the leadership of the former Borussia Dortmund coach.
He scored 33 goals in 29 matches in the Ligue 1 2018-19 in a season in which Paris Saint-Germain won the league title, but lost the Coupe de France final to Rennes, withdrew from the Ligue 1 league in the quarter-finals against Gangne and was knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in The round of sixteen by Man United in a heartbreaking manner after a controversial penalty kick that Marcus Rashford converted to a away goal victory.
Mbappe scored 83 goals in 98 matches under Tuchel as the German raised his profile
However, the uncharacteristic lack of consistency in the Ligue 1 proved Paris Saint-Germain’s abolition of this term
This season was the least successful in the Paris Saint-Germain Championship in six years, but the club was stuck against Tuchel and won a domestic hat-trick last season as well as a Champions League final for the first time ever, facing the brilliant Bayern Munich side. the team.
This term was the irregular form of the French champions in the league.
The team unexpectedly lost their opening two matches in the Ligue 1 against Lens and Marseille without scoring a goal in either match, and despite their eight wins in a rebound that put them five points ahead in the lead, Paris Saint-Germain’s weaknesses were never far away as they were left Embarrassingly, they took a 2-0 lead over Monaco to lose before losing an advantage against Bordeaux.
More points dropped against Lyon and Lille appear to have put the board’s opinion on hold, but Tochel will likely be near the top of the shortlist for any major job when the next high-ranking manager is knocked out.